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Her Outback Cowboy (Prickle Creek #1)

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The last thing advertising art director Lucy Bellamy wants is to go home to the Outback, but duty to family calls. At least there’s one bonus—her first love, sexy cowboy neighbour, Garth Mackenzie, is there and the attraction between them is still explosive. But Lucy has no intention of getting stuck in this two-bit town and she counts down the days until she can go back t ...more
Published June 19th 2017
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Beth
May 31, 2017 Beth rated it really liked it
The first words that come to mind to describe this book is sweet, wholesome, first love and family and that about sums up HER OUTBACK COWBOY. It is one of those feel good reads that isn't bogged down with deep emotion baggage; it truly is a story about reuniting first love and coming home.

Seaton leads the way for further Outback adventures with not only Lucy's cousin clan but maybe even the vet. I'm looking forward to it!

I received this ARC copy of Her Outback Cowboy from Entangled Publishing, L
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Kelly
Jun 17, 2017 Kelly rated it really liked it
Shelves: entangled-bliss, 2017
I always wanted to go to Australia but after reading this, I’m not so sure! They have lots of flies and other irritating and dangerous critters! If it weren’t for the cowboy next door, Lucy would stay away from the worst of it too!

Lucy and her three cousins are asked to come back to their grandparent’s ranch. Lucy is the first to say yes I will come but also the one who wants to be the first to leave. They don’t know why they were asked to come home. When they all get there, their grandmother pr
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Leah Hepworth
Jun 07, 2017 Leah Hepworth rated it it was amazing
Another sensational read from Annie Seaton.
I was captivated from the very first page and struggled to put it down.
I actually felt I was in Prickle Creek and that's a brilliant talent that Annie has. Tangling you into the pages of the story.
Cannot wait for the next book from Prickle Creek.
JoAnn
Jun 03, 2017 JoAnn rated it it was amazing
Her OUtback Cowboy is a well written romance. The book has a good plot and I loved the characters and the setting.

I received an ARC via Netgalley and this is my unbiased review.
Elaine
I am very happy to say that I requested and was gifted a copy of this novel via NetGalley; this is my honest opinion after choosing to read this delightful book. The pivotal character in the story is the Grandmother, Helena, who contacts her four grandchildren(Lucy, Sebastian, Jemima, and Liam) and instigates their return to her home, Pickle Creek Farm near Pilliga Scrub, where they all grew up after a tragic accident killed their parents. Gran is a true matriarchal figure and all four cousins, ...more
Monique Daoust
Jun 22, 2017 Monique Daoust rated it it was amazing
Lucy Bellamy is at work when she gets a phone call from her grandmother; Gran wants her to come home for a little while Lucy’s grandfather is in hospital for knee replacement surgery. Gran needs help on the farm, so Lucy figures she will be able to finish her important project remotely, while giving her Gran a hand. Lucy had spent enjoyable moments on the farm, but her life is in the big city, Sidney, not in the outback where there are flies, dust, and the heat. However she recalls rather fondly ...more
Sandi Bedell
May 23, 2017 Sandi Bedell rated it it was amazing
The deftly woven tapestry of life in the Pilliga Scrub is colored first by the owners of the farm, Gran and Pop who are tied to their four grandchildren by their birth and by the death of their three mothers in a car accident. Sebastian Richards a 6'6" photographer, Jemima Smythe an "easy to get on with" famous model, Liam Smythe a London news reporter, and Lucy Bellamy a graphic designer are the four cousins who must help run the ranch or it will be sold. Their neighbor Garth Mackenzie is the ...more
Sandy S
Jun 16, 2017 Sandy S rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 19, 2017

The last thing advertising art director Lucy Bellamy wants is to go home to the Outback, but duty to family calls. At least there’s one bonus—her first love, sexy cowboy neighbour, Garth Mackenzie, is there and the attraction between them is still explosive. But Lucy has no intention of getting stuck in this two-bit town and she counts down the days until she can go back to her real life.

After an engineering degree and working in the mines of
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Cathy Geha
Jun 12, 2017 Cathy Geha rated it really liked it
Her Outback Cowboy by Annie Seaton
Prickle Creek #1

Four phone calls are made to cousins requesting they return to Prickle Creek. Two men and two women who have found their way into the world and have successful jobs are called back to see their grandfather in hospital. The four are faced with a huge decision presented by their grandmother and my guess is that there will be four books in this series that will star Lucy Bellamy (first), Sebastian “Seb” Richardson, Jemima Smythe and her brother Liam
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Margaret Doro
May 27, 2017 Margaret Doro rated it it was amazing
This lovely story is set in the Pilliga Scrub. Gran and Pop are the owners of the farm. They are closely assoiated with there four grandchildren by their birth and the deaths of their three mothers in a car accident. One of the grandchildren Lucy Ballamy becomes one of the most important characters in this story along with Gath McKenzie who owns the neighbouring property at Pilliga Scrub. The Grandmother hatches a plan with the four grandchildren to keep tthe farm in the family. This all happens ...more
C bond
May 31, 2017 C bond rated it really liked it
netgalley

A pretty good read. Look forward to the remaining cousins getting a book
Kathy
Jun 10, 2017 Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
3.5 stars - fun setting and storylines but I didn't really connect or care or feel much while reading.
content: language, closed door sex
Debra
May 21, 2017 Debra rated it it was amazing
Lucy Bellamy doesn't want to go home. She has a job she loves in the city, yet when her Grandmother ask her to come home, she does. There she sees her first love, Garth Mackenzie and he wants Lucy to share his life as his wife. Will Lucy stay or will she go! Ms. Seaton is a brilliant novelist that brings the Outback alive. Her characters are strong and fiercely loyal to family.
This is a great book I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend.
Bec
Jun 22, 2017 Bec rated it really liked it

When her grandmother asks her to return home and help out on their outback property, Lucy Bellamy reluctantly agrees. But there's no way she's sticking around longer than she has to, even after she comes face-to-face with her first love, Garth Mackenzie. However, the more time she spends with Garth, the harder she finds it to choose between returning to the city or staying in the country. Will Garth be convince Lucy that they deserve a second chance at happy ever after?

What a wonderful and engro
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Elizabeth Neal
Jun 24, 2017 Elizabeth Neal rated it really liked it
**3.5 Stars**

Lucy, a graphic designer/copywriter, didn't heed her cousin and best friend, Sebastian's, warning. But she didn't and so she's agreed to pay her Pop and Gran a visit, for the first time in three years, much to Seb's dismay, helping on the farm while Pop recovers from knee replacement surgery. Home always carries painful memories of the family she no longer has, having lost her mom and dad within months of each other. At least she won't have to face her long-time crush, and her grand
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Katey Rossie
Jun 21, 2017 Katey Rossie rated it really liked it
City girl Lucy Bellamy loves the hustle and bustle of her small apartment and fast-paced advertising gig. But, when her grandmother calls Lucy and her three cousins out to Prickle Creek farm, she goes - but on the condition that she won't be staying. While visiting and helping out her grandparents, Lucy runs into her teenage sweetheart and now owner of his parent's neighboring land, Garth Mackenzie. The old sparks still fly between the pair over the summer, but can Lucy stay out in the dirty, pr ...more
Teresa
Jun 12, 2017 Teresa rated it it was amazing
**I received a copy of Her Outback Cowboy from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for a honest and voluntary review**

Her Outback Cowboy by Annie Seaton is a wonderful book with lots of love, laughs, a rekindled romance with her first love and a long lasting love for her grandparents.

Lucy Bellamy receives a phone call from her Gran, Helena, requesting she come home to Pilliga Scrub and Pickle Creek Farm to help out with the harvest. Each of her cousins, Sebastian, Jemima and Liam wil
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Ayekah
Jun 04, 2017 Ayekah rated it really liked it
This is a tough one to review for me. I had a tough time with this one, I've read better by Annie.
It was basically Lucy I think that didn't sit well with me, totally unrelateable and Garth wasn't that much better. I liked Liam and the rest of the cousins however they were minor players. I loved Gran and Pops! Now those two made the book. She was strict, hardworking and yet so kind to her grands when it came down to it.
Gran calls the 4 kids home without telling them why, Lucy hates the outback a
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Lori
Jun 21, 2017 Lori rated it really liked it
My first thought while reading this book was that I really hope this is the first in a new series. I am really interested in Liam and Sebastian's histories. This book had such a strong, but a little vulnerable family dynamic. Lucy and her cousins reminded me of mine. Although you may not see each other often, once reunited it is like you haven't been apart. They were supportive and joking with each other, such a great part to the story. And when Gran told the reason for her mood, like an arrow t ...more
Cheryl Sanders
Jun 21, 2017 Cheryl Sanders rated it it was amazing
This is book one in the Prickle Creek series and it features Lucy Bellamy and Garth MacKenzie. Although there are other things happening in this story and with other characters, Lucy's decision on where to live her life and what to do with it is the main thread.

Annie Seaton writes in a way that takes me to Australia, though I've never been, and I can almost feel the weather, the red dusty roads, the roos and the dogs. I also feel a tremendous sense of family in her stories. There were a couple
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Bette Hansen
Jun 14, 2017 Bette Hansen rated it really liked it
The last place Lucy Bellamy wants to be is the family spread in the Australian Outback. She's made a very nice life for herself in the city and that's where she wants to stay. Family calls though so off she goes along with her 3 cousins. When faced with the fact that they will need to take over the family ranch or it will be sold since the grandparents are getting older, the four decide to each put in their time to keep that from happening. Seeing her ex Garth Mackenzie is a nice perk of being b ...more
Denise Van plew
Jun 19, 2017 Denise Van plew rated it it was amazing
It has been awhile since I have sat down with one from this author so it was a delight in itself. Also since I have a nephew and his wife who live in Australia I get to have a clearer picture when finished if I am fortunate. This one is also it seems a second chance romance with Lucy the one who gets shown exactly what is real. Garth is the one I sided with the most sighing for him. They both have a different mindset but it is delightful seeing the direction it actually goes. The romance grows g ...more
Susan Trewick
Jun 17, 2017 Susan Trewick rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, it's a sweet homecoming story with a second chance love backdrop. It's the beginning of a new series and what a start it is! This story follows Lucy and Garth but we get to meet Lucy's cousins who the rest of the series will be about. I loved the authors writing , she makes you feel as if you are there with them at pickle creek in the heat. It was a quick read and I was disappointed when it was over! My first read by this author, but it won't be the last, can't wait t ...more
Brandi
Jun 18, 2017 Brandi rated it it was amazing
Garth McKenzie returned home and took over his families farm. He worked hard to achieve his dreams but was missing his one love. A country boy at heart searching for the one who left him so long ago not knowing Lucy returns home to help her grandparents tend to the farm that has been in their family for generations. She always wanted to see the big city and is finally progressing in her career as a freelance advertising consultant. When she returns home she never expected to see Garth again as s ...more
Isha Coleman
Jun 16, 2017 Isha Coleman rated it it was amazing
As far back as Lucy can remember, she has always thrived on adventure. So despite the people and heartache she left behind, she set off to spread her wings. She never counted on family responsibilities and the boy of heart calling her home. Can the man of her dreams bring her wandering days to an end? Annie Seaton can be counted on to light up a day with her brand of humor, heart and hope. She keeps readers on their toes by showing that in life the highs can far outweigh the lows.
Laura
Jun 19, 2017 Laura rated it it was amazing
This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Coralanne Walker
Jun 19, 2017 Coralanne Walker rated it it was amazing
Omg I finished Her Outback Cowboy loved loved loved it
A beautiful written book loved the story line for all the Characters.
Even based on fiction you could see how gran could be anyone's grandmother.
The setting was beautiful and helps the story to evolve. Well done Annie Seaton
Rosemary Potter
Jun 18, 2017 Rosemary Potter rated it really liked it
Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Alycia
Alycia rated it it was amazing
May 31, 2017
Fran Zoch
Jun 18, 2017 Fran Zoch rated it it was amazing
Lucy is just I do not know how to explain her, a typical woman I guess , she likes her shopping and the bustle of city life but having to go back home to the outback was not wanted .

Garth is at home in the outback and he wants to spend his life there raising a family with his love of his life Lucy, these two want the same thing he just needs to make Lucy see that ,
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Annie Seaton lives near the beach on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. She is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing and has been delighted to discover that readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them. Her career and studies spanned the education sector for most of her working life until she took up a full-time writing career. She is now published internationally in ...more
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